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MEETINGS and EVENTS THIS WEEK

 

 

Sunday, August 24

Parish Breakfast      7:00 am - 12:30 pm  Parish Hall

Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 am Mass

Men's Basketball             8:00 pm            Parish Hall              

 

Monday, August 25

Holy Rosary Hour          1:00 pm            

Chapel Quilting              1:30 pm            Parish Hall

Blood Drive                  2-7 pm             Parish Hall

Tuesday, August 26

 

NO Activities

Wednesday – August 27

Garden Club             5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Church grounds

 

 

Thursday, August 28

Men's Basketball                           8:00 pm Parish Hall

 

Friday – August 29

                       

Quilting                                                   1:00 pm Parish Hall

      

Saturday – August 30

NO Activities

 

Sunday, August 31

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 am Mass

Men's Basketball                           8:00 pm Parish Hall

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS




NO Holy Rosary Hour - Monday, September 1
Pre-Jordan Baptismal Class - Tuesday, September 2 in Rectory Meeting Room.
Garden Club-Wednesday, September 3 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
New Lector Training - Wednesday, September 3 - 7:00 pm in Church.
Men's Basketball - Thursday, September 4 - 8 – 10 pm
Frontier Girls - Friday, Sep. 5 - 6:30 pm Parish Hall
SPN Quilting – Friday, September 5 – 1 pm Parish Hall
Charismatic Prayer Meeting - Saturday, September 6 - 9:30 am in Chapel.
Children's Liturgy of the Word - Sunday, September 7 at 9:30 am Mass
Bingo - Sunday September 7 - 1 pm - Parish Hall
Men's Basketball - Sunday, September 7 - Parish Hall  


MARCH for LIFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) News

Our parish RCIA will resume September 18, 2014 and will culminate with the celebration of Initiation Sacraments at the Easter Vigil on Saturday April 4, 2015.  RCIA is the process of becoming a Catholic or completing your Initiation Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion).    In addition, if you were baptized a Catholic but never received Confirmation or First Communion, RCIA will prepare you for those sacraments.  Sessions will meet most Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the rectory basement meeting room.  To make an appointment with Deacon Mike Franks to discuss please call the rectory (215) 679-9275 by September 15 and Deacon Mike will contact you. 

 

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED FOR BINGO

Team 1 is in need of some additional help, beginning on September, 7, 2014.  As a team member you would be asked to volunteer on the first Sunday of the month every fourth month.  For more information, please call Rita at 215-679-7009.

 

BIBLE STUDY

 

Have you heard about or read Revelations - it is the last book of the Bible.


There have been many books published, e.g., The late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsay, or the Left Behind series.  Well, they got it all wrong.


The book of Revelation is the dictation of Jesus Christ to His favorite Apostle - John.  It is the uncovering of what is to come and what has already been how the two relate.


Revelation is a Book of Liturgy - Revelation is a Handbook of Discipleship - Revelation is the Final Exodus of the People of God.

 

Won't you join the Bible Study Group,  Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. or Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (except First Friday, we will start at 10:00 a.m.) starting Thursday, September 18/Friday, September 19 for 10 weeks?  We meet at the Neri Center.  The cost will be $30.00 for study materials.  Checks should be made payable to St. Philip Neri Church.  They can be dropped off at the Rectory or given to Joan Lampart at the first session.  If you have any questions, please contact Joan Lampart at 215-529-5686 or email jmlampart@verizon.net


Looking forward to have YOU join us for this exciting Bible Study.

 

 

SPECIAL NEED

We have a parishioner who wants to attend R.C.I.A., which begins at 7:00 pm on September 18, 2014.  This woman is a physically challenged, single MOM; she cannot drive.

 

We need people who are willing to take her to R.C.I.A.  If you can serve in this way, please call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If enough people volunteer, it won't be an arduous task on only two or three people.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

The Fall Bereavemenet Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and each Thursday thereafter through October 24, 2014.  We will meet in the Parish Outreach Office, which is located through the glass door (middle door) of the rectory building.  We will meet from 10:00 to11:30 am.

If you plan to attend, call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If no answer, speak very slowly, and leave a message.  Call on or before September 4.

 

 

The Garden Club works on the grounds every Wednesday (April - October) from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm weather pending.

 

 

 

 

 

CATHOLIC FAMILY LIFE CENTER

 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

Attention Parishioners…are you looking for a way to give back to the Parish?  We are seeking volunteers to help with the SPN Catholic Family Life Center Library.  The books will be available during class times on Friday evenings (7-8pm) and Saturday mornings (10-11am).  No experience is necessary! 

 

If this idea is appealing and you can afford an hour, call Terry: 215.605.5576 or email trbrooks422@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

USHERS AND GREETERS NEEDED

contact Doris at gmomdecker@yahoo.com, Tom: 215.783.9781 or email Tom: tasp2102@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

Catholic Family Life Center

 

 

 

For further information, call Tom Dewees, Director at: 215.679.2237 or spncflc@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTHA MINISTRY

 

 

Sister Patricia at: 215.679.2282.

 

 

ADULT ALTAR SERVERS

The Adult Altar Servers are looking for a few good men and women to assist with serving at the Lord’s Table.  Training will be provided.

For more information, please call Pete Frank at: 215.679.6942 or Trish Dornisch: 215.208.2913.

Needed Youth Altar Servers:

If you are a boy or girl who has made your First Holy Communion and are in the fourth grade or higher we would like you to consider joining our group of Youth Altar Servers.  Parents, please encourage your son or daughter to become an altar server.  if you have questions, please send an e-mail to Deacon Mike at:  deaconmikefranks@verizon.net.


Needed Adult Lectors for Weekend Masses:

We are in need of additional men and women who are of high school age or older to become Lectors for our weekend Masses.  If you are interested please send an e-mail to Deacon Mike at:  deaconmikefranks@verizon.net. 

 

 

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NERI SOCIAL GROUP

Call Janet: 610.754.6541 or Rita: 215.679.7009.

 

 

 

 

Parish Council

 

Members-at-Large act as general representatives of the Parish and are the communication link between the parishioners and the Council.

Saint Philip Neri Parish Council Members-at-Large welcome any questions or comments you may have.

 

 

Keith Greczek                   Dave Klauder

ksgreczek@gmail.com           stickman@enter.net

Tony Bauer                          Theresa Walker

carbonero@peoplepc.com      cheg1978@comcast.net

Ed Felix                            

ef4405@desales.edu           

Matthew Fuhs

matthew.fuhs@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH MINISTRY

Any questions, please call LaRue at: 215.679.3086 or the rectory office: 215.679.9275.

 

 

St. Philip Neri Catholic Family Life Center

 

 

Please contact Tom Dewees, Director at: spncflc@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE

For more information, email: spnym@comcast.net.

 

SPN ROSARY SOCIETY . HOLY ROSARY HOUR : Holy Rosary Hour is on Mondays at 1:00 pm in the Chapel.  Questions, please call Kathy at: 215.272.2130. 

 

 

FRONTIER GIRLS

We are happy to announce that SPN is now sponsoring our Frontier Girls Troop.  This is a Christian based organization for girls K thru high school; they build mothers and leaders of the future through life skills, leadership, patriotism, character building, teamwork and service to others. 

 

Our troop meets on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Social Hall Meeting Rooms; the girls break up into age groups for activities.

 

Come join us at a meeting or call Karen Britton 267.374.2799 or Eileen Koch 215.696.2089 for more information. 

 

Some upcoming activities include the Upper Perkiomen Halloween Parade on October 20 which begins at 7pm and a trip to Savidge Farm for a hayride and the pumpkin patch on October 26 from 1-3 pm.  No meeting on October 25; will meet November 1.

 

 

 

 

Our Garden Club of St. Philip Neri Church needs your help to maintain the Church grounds. Any questions, please call Lee Johnson: 679-6309.

 

MASS GREETERS Fourth Quarter Greeter Schedules are available now in the small room off of the vestibule. If you would like to be a greeter, please call Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: gmomdecker@yahoo.com.

MASS GREETERS NEEDED

  Greeters are needed for Saturday and Sunday Masses.   Greeters arrive at Mass about 15 minutes before the start of Mass; greet parishioners at the door, help take care of any special needs; and distribute the Bulletins at the conclusion of Mass. 

  If you would like to be a Greeter on a regular basis or as a substitute, please call Dawn at: 215-679-2160, Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: gmomdecker@yahoo.com.

FRIENDLY VISITORS

  Any questions, call LaRue Emmell at: 215.679.3086.

 

 

 

TELEVISED SUNDAY MASS!

A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 6:30 am to 7:00 am each Sunday.

 

THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City and is available nationally on local affiliates. 

Too early for you?  Tape it, tivo it, or watch it online.  For more information consult the website: www.TheSundayMass.org.

 

 

 

SAINT PHILIP NERI CRAFT GUILD call Connie Marks at: 610-287-9829.

ST. PHILIP NERI CRAFT GUILD

Newcomers should call Connie Marks at: 610.287.9829 if you would like to become a member of the Guild

Call Connie with any questions: 610.287.9829

Saint Philip Neri Church Quilting Group. Come join our group and have fellowship as we quilt.  If anyone is interested, please call Connie Marks at 610-287-9829. Anyone interested in quilting or would like to learn how to quilt, please consider joining the St. Philip Neri Craft Guild. For more information or questions; call: Connie – 610-287-9829, Rita – 215-679-7009 or the rectory office – 215-679-9275.

 

 

 

 

PARISH LIBRARY

 

PARISH LIBRARY

Our Library is open and waiting for visitors!  We are open on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and would be open more often if we could have a rotating Volunteer Schedule.  We have a good assortment of Spiritual reading as well as reference materials which could be utilized by school children. We are located in the Rectory Meeting Room and our books are just waiting for you.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Kulp at: kathrynkulp@yahoo.com. Any questions, please call Kathy: 267.923.5173

 

LIBRARY MINISTRY LEADER NEEDED

The Parish is in need of an Associate Leader to continue with the Parish Library.

 

If you are interested, please call Jerry McAllister at: 610.754.6593 for details.  Although some knowledge of a functioning library would be helpful, it is not a requirement.

 



PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

If you have any questions, please call JoEllen Carr at: 215.679.6547.

 




Parish Breakfast: - September 28,2014, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$7.00 - Adults, $6.00 - Seniors, $4.00 - Children ages 5 through 9, 4 and under eat FREE!

 

RCIA:  We resume in our parish RCIA process in September.  Anyone who wishes to join the Catholic Church or learn more about the Catholic faith is invited to join us on Thursday evenings.  If you would like further information please call the rectory at 215.679.9275 or email: Deacon Mike Franks at deaconmikefranks@comcast.net.Leave your name and phone number.  Deacon Mike Franks will contact you.  Watch the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Dorothy Bartholomew, Leader

       267.374.1016

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

 

 

“The Lord heals the broken hearted”.  Come and let the Lord heal you by sharing your grief, and help others share theirs.

 

If you plan to attend the Support Group, you must call Sister Patricia: 215.679.2282 so there will be adequate seating and materials.  If no answer, leave your name and number.



H.O.P.E.(Helping Other People Enthusiastically).  Our H.O.P.E. Leader is Trish Dornisch. She can be reached at: 215. 208.2913. All H.O.P.E. requests should call Trish at: 215.208.2913. Thank you, Trish, for your generous response to service requests. H.O.P.E. Volunteers for the Weekend Team - We have more and more requests from parishioners who would like a ride to Mass

 

H.O.P.E.

Attention H.O.P.E. Volunteers!  The new 2013 Team Schedules are now ready for pickup in the vestibule of the Church.

URGENT NEED: NEEDED: Drivers for H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Enthusiastically. Can you give 3 to 5 hours a month of service to one of God’s people?   Some H.O.P.E. Volunteers have had to leave due to new responsibilities and unexpected health issues.   If you can answer your Baptismal call to serve in H.O.P.E., call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If no answer, leave a message. Say your number, twice.

MARTHA MINISTRY The Leader for Martha Ministry is Pat Belsky.

ELIZABETH MINISTRY

 

FRIENDLY VISITORS
LaRue Emmell, Leader        215.679.3086

For Nursing Mothers:

Are you pregnant and getting close to delivery? Or are you the parent of a newborn? If you are planning on nursing your baby or having some problems with nursing and in need of support, Elizabeth Ministry has a mom who wants to help you.  Call Sharon McMullen at: 215.896.3630.

 

 

 

NERI SOCIAL GROUP

Not ready for the Rocking Chair yet??  Come out and join an exciting group of people that meet one Saturday a month; we do lots of different activities and really enjoy each others company. The Neri Social Group is not a Singles Club; it is for people looking for something different to do. We are open to any suggestions that provide entertainment for the group.  We like to laugh a lot, go places and of course, eat! 

Hope to see you there…we meet the 2nd Saturday each month in the Social Hall at 2pm.  Call Kathy at: 215.272.2130 with any questions.

Everyone is welcome!  Questions...call Janet: 610.764.6541 or Rita: 215.679.7009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORCAS FUND: Don’t forget CHANGE FOR CHANGE for the Dorcas Fund. It is your opportunity to help our Parishioners who may be having temporary financial difficulties due to the economy.

PARISH COUNSELING AVAILABLE Confidential, professional counseling can be provided through our Parish Outreach Office. The types/kinds of counseling that can be done are: Relationship Counseling; Marriage Counseling; Situational Counseling; and Project Rachel Counseling (for women who have had an abortion). Call for an appointment: 215-679-2282. If no answer, leave your first name and number. Say the number, twice. 

SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

  If you are interested, please call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If no answer, leave your name and number.  Say your number twice.

 

 

 

Become a Member of the Historical Committee

 

HISTORICAL COMMITTEE

 

 

Come join us as we discover our past, record our present and shape our future.  The Historical Committee is looking for new members.  Our committee needs people with varied talents to bring our history together. Some work can be done on your own time and in your own home.

 

A partial list of what is needed includes interviewers and photographers.  We need people to work on the computer, clip items from the newspaper, scan photos and list goes on.  Call Shirley at: 215.679.9275, Dawn: 215.679.2160 or email Doris: gmomdecker@yahoo.com if you are interested in being part of this committee.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY of the WORD Children in First Grade thru Third Grade are eligible to participate. 

 

 

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP

  Questions, call Rich or Barbara Grochowski: 484.415.0361.

 




 


CEMETERY MEMORIAL TREES Memorial Trees are available for purchase to be planted throughout our Parish Cemetery “Holy Cross”. The cost is $425; this covers the price of the tree, its planting and the Memorial Plaque. Shade and Evergreen Trees will be planted throughout the cemetery where space is available. To purchase a Memorial Tree, please call the rectory.



SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS

           

Did you know that . . . Pennsylvania has launched a new website to access social service programs? 

The website is:  www.heretohelp.pa.gov.  If you see something that will be helpful to you, be sure to apply for it online.

 

BINGO-EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. 1 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 12 NOON.

BINGO

 

MONTHLY SUNDAY BINGO: HELP NEEDED

Will you help?  Our monthly Sunday Bingo has four (4) rotating teams which means each team works only three (3) times a year.

 

Bingo begins at 1:00 pm and is usually finished by 4:30 pm.

 

We need your help with the pre-sale of Bingo Specials and Pull-Tab tickets. 

 

Pre-sale hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

(no experience needed).  Come join in the fun!

 

Call Sandy at: 267.923.8761 or email: slrothenberger@netscape.net for more information.

Donated baked goods are needed for Bingo. Soups needed for Bingo. If you would like to help call Rita: 215.679.7009.

Social Networking with the Archdiocese

 

The Office for Communications invites you to stay connected and informed on the latest news throughout the Archdiocese.

 

Archbishop Charles Chaput’s official Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ArchbishopChaput

 

Become a “fan” of the official Archdiocese of

Philadelphia Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ArchPhila

 

You can also follow the Archdiocese on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/ArchPhilly

 

And for the latest videos check out the

Archdiocesan YouTube channel:

www.youtube.com/user/CatholicPhilly

 

SALT + LIGHT TELEVISION

We are happy to announce that Salt + Light Television is now able to offer its broadcast signal to American cable companies for cable viewers in the US.  Over the past 10 years, Salt & Light Television network has been a valuable tool of Evangelization, faith education and live broadcast of global Church events. Now they will be able to bring their coverage of national and international Catholic events, original programs, documentary films and daily Mass to your living room…but they need your help.  We need to convince our cable providers to download the signal and make it available.  Visit www.get.saltandlight.tv or call: 1.855.YES.4.SLTV to connect with your local cable company and request Salt + Light.

 

  CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS: A calendar of social and spiritual events for Catholics in their 20's and 30's within  the Philadelphia Archdiocese is now available at this website: www.stillcatholic.com/PHILLY.htm.


TV MASS - 2011 Sunday Missals - Now available

 

The Archdiocesan office for Communications has copies of the 2011 Sunday Missal available for homebound parishioners who view the television Mass on WPVI-TV, every Sunday at 5:30 am. 

 

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving a missal free of charge (donations are accepted; a postage paid envelope is included) please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 OR communof@adphila.org

MENS 30 & OVER BASKETBALL The Men’s 30 & Over Basketball is actively looking for more parishioners to come out and play on Sunday evenings from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Parish Social Hall. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and exercise in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.  Please contact Don Abramo if you are interested at: 610.906.1515. 

KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus, Fr. Leo Letterhouse Council #6614, meet on the second Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Council room at the rectory. 

Any practicing catholic gentleman, wishing to join the Order can contact Jerry Gillespie at: 215.679.4510.

 

 

 

 

SILVER SPIRITS – REVAMPED

NEWS!  NEWS!  NEWS!  The Silver Spirits Group has been REVAMPED to include men and women, 55 years of age and older who live a single life. This part of Silver Spirits is for socialization designed to affirm, support and encourage others in similar situations.  Meeting and socializing with single persons 55 and older, who live in St. Philip Neri Parish has the potential to reinforce the benefits, rewards and values of single life.  As we transition through life, friendship and companionship with other older singles in our parish faith community becomes important.

WE ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO MAKE FRIENDS!!

Watch the Bulletin for further information on REVAMPED Silver Spirits.

 

Troop 591 Scout News

 

 

call Andrew Souder at 267-253-9717. Boy Scouting is available to boys who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

 

 

  Andrew Souder, Troop Committee Chairman, 215-804-0845 or andrew@rafind.com.




Boy Scouts – Tuesday evenings in parish Hall from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. Join our Boy Scouts by calling Mark Walther, 610-754-6541. ST. PHILIP NERI BOY SCOUT TROOP 591. email: Troop-591@comcast.net or phone: John Walsh at 215-679-6029 or write us at: Troop 591 1077 Palm Hill Road, Palm, PA 18070.

Phaith magazine returns!

 

 

Get all the inspiring articles you loved in the magazine, now online only at PhaithMagazine.com

 

CYO

CYO BASKETBALL

 

 

If you have any questions, OR cannot attend, please feel free to call:

 

Brian Carnesi, Athletic Director

267.218.3477

bcarnesi@hotmail.com

 

Brian Carnesi – Athletic Director

267.218.3477 or bcarnesi@hotmail.com

CYO NEWS

 

We are pleased to announce that the required positions for the CYO Program have been filled.

 

Thanks to all the volunteers for keeping this very valuable Program ongoing for the youth of St. Philip Neri Parish.

 

Name:                                     Position:

Chris Ferdock                         President

Athletic Director                     Brian Carnesi

Treasurer                                C.J. Conklin

Secretary                                Lisa Carnesi

Snack Stand Coordinator      Carolyn Garry

 

More information regarding the CYO will follow in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
September 5, 2014. Mass will be held in the church at 9:00 AM. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue in the chapel all day until 3:00 pm. Come and pray in the presence of the Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament can never be left unattended. Please sign up for an hour or a half an hour. Make a commitment to the Lord. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule of church. Your involvement is essential if we are going to have all day Adoration every First Friday.

SCRIP

SCRIP SELLERS NEEDED

The Parish of St. Philip Neri needs SCRIP Sellers for the following Masses:

 

5:00 PM Vigil Mass,

7:30 AM & 11:00 AM Masses

 

Please call Trish Dornisch at: 215.208.2913 if you can help.

 

MUSIC MINISTRY - Always on our WISH LIST---more musicians, cantors and choir members!

Organ Repair Fund -- Our M.P. Moller pipe organ is 45 years old and needs to be rebuilt. The proposal for the re-build is $71,000. If you are interested in making a contribution, drop an envelope in the collection basket or send an envelope to the rectory marked: Organ Fund.

Thank you for you generosity.



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